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Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Provenance
Vintage
11.2010
Bottled
04.2017
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Fèis Ìle Festival 2017
Added on
05 May 2017 8:16 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.99

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 DL

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. Dionysus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Usl1978 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Reakwoon scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Bottle has been sitting a little over a week at a litttle more than half level.

    It doesn't jump out of the glass and bite your nose anymore, still peat gallore but the alc has calmed down conciderably.

    More subtle attack, more fruit, definatly hard unripe pear.

    Both spice and fruity pear pushing more into the finish.

    Lost a little edge, but gained a little depth.

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    On the verge of Octomore smoke.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    The nose is a peatheads delight.

    Body a bit too sweet, but the bitter dark death is very pleasing.

    An enjoyable Islay dram suitable for a Feis Ile bottling.
    • Nose
      Barely a light yellowish tint to it.

      "Only" 50,6% abv but still quite sharp, not unpleasant but almost pungent arrival of alc on the nose.

      Lots and lots of that island peat with a sweet fruity twist to it. Bittersweet, hard and unripe yellow fruits with faint wafts of iodine. 

      Newly quencehed camp fire with some wood notes, also young and dense.

      Simple but foreboding (in a good way) of a bite to the palate.
    • Taste
      Sweet, oh my what a sweet arrival.

      Followed by really thick and full, almost chewable peat. The peat note recedes rather quickly, but the smoke lingers on in a more pure fire mode.

      Not the punch you expect from the nose, apart from the abundance of smoke, it is actually quite gentle on the alc.

      Very little spicyness.
    • Finish
      Drying, but still sweet towards a little astringency.

      Notes of bitter pure cocoa powder at the end.

      Medium lenght.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Maybe a bit too naked? I mean, I don't mind an inactive cask, but some more wood influence could've been beneficial.
    • Nose
      I rarely comment on the colour, bit this one is almost transparent. And it is indeed a very naked whisky, spirit-driven. Candied banana with a peaty punch and wood smoke. Wet rocks too. Very fresh and inviting. Not complex, but balanced.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sugary barley, almost like a peaty wort. There's a good amount of peat smoke, but also cotton candy. Finally a subtle fruitiness, mainly banana.
    • Finish
      Lingers on an earthy peat smoke and bananas. Some cacao too.

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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